Huntington Library

San Marino, California


The Preparator is a member of the institution’s Preparation Department, under the Registration and Collection Management Department. This position is integral in the consistent planning and implementation of the Institution’s schedule of special exhibitions, permanent collection rotations, and collections care. This position is part of a team of preparatory staff. The position’s primary responsibility is to mat, and frame works on paper and photographs in the collections of the Library, Art and Botanical for inclusion in exhibitions and loans. The position is also responsible for matting and framing works of art on paper and photographs for storage and object acquisition for the Art Museum.  In addition, the position is responsible for assisting in all handling, packing, and storage of artworks according to museum standards. This position will also assist with tasks including, but not limited to: ordering supplies, general maintenance and upkeep of all gallery spaces and preparatory facilities, maintaining lighting in galleries, HVAC monitoring, and earthquake mitigation. Reports to Head of Registration and Collections Management. The position is full-time at 37.5 hours per week with benefits.

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Please submit a cover letter and CV/resume as a single PDF attachment.
You will have the opportunity to submit additional documents on the “My Experience” section of the application